If you are interested in joining the team, please fill out our Prospective Sailors Questionnaire. We are also happy to answer any questions via email or Facebook, or we can arrange for you to meet with one of our sailors! If you’re interested in keeping up with the team, sign up for any of our three newsletters at the bottom of the page.

Tryouts and Info Session

We will be hosting an information session about the team over Zoom on

Info. Session

Date: August 30th (approximate)

Location: Online

Link: To be provided

Each year we hold an info session before tryouts, providing prospective sailors with a chance to meet the executive committee, learn more about the team (structure, inner workings, culture), and get more information about the tryouts. We highly recommend everyone to attend who is at all interested in the team and we will be available to answer all your questions at that time.

Dates: September 3-5th

Location: Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Chemin Bord-du-Lac, Dorval, QC H9S 2E3.


  • Tryouts are a 3-day long process whereby all prospective sailors will sail around courses either with other prospective sailors or current team members. Each day may also consist of fitness training.

  • The same tryouts are held for all prospective sailors, regardless of what year they are in.

  • Unfortunately we cannot predict the exact COVID situation for this fall so please note that this plan may be subject to change in extenuating circumstances.


  • Everyone will meet on campus at the RVC parking lot. It is on Rue Sherbrooke in between University and Aylmer. You do not need to go up Aylmer or behind the school, it is essentially right on the street. Here is a map:

  • From there, people will either be driven to the Royal by teammates with cars or they will take public transit with a team member.

  • If you are coming from Solin Hall or Mac Campus we recommend that you use public transit on your own to get to the Royal for tryouts.


  • Friday 3rd: arrive at RVC parking lot by 2pm, arrive at the Royal by 3pm (for those going separately.) We usually end around sunset and will be back downtown around 8pm.

  • Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th: arrive at RVC parking lot by 9am, arrive at the Royal by 9:30am (for those going separately.) We will be back downtown around 5pm.

*Note: attendance is mandatory, please keep in mind quarantine dates if you are travelling to get here. If you cannot attend these days please contact us ASAP.

You are expected to attend both days of tryouts – please email us at mcgillsailing@gmail.com if you are unable to make one of the two days.